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Special session at the ISMA2018 Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference

A DENORMS special session will be held during the ISMA2018 Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference. The conference is organised by the division PMA of the KU Leuven in Leuven (Belgium) from 17 to 19 September 2018.

Abstracts for this special session can be submitted via the regular procedure of the conference, which can be found on, but ‘DENORMS’ must be entered in the remarks field to the programme committee.

The deadline of the abstract submission for  special sessions is 15/02/18.

The ISMA2018 Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference is the 2018’s edition of a sequence of biennial international conferences on noise and vibration engineering, structural dynamics and modal testing. Since 2012 the ISMA conference is organized in conjunction with the USD conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics. The 2016 edition of ISMA/USD conference was attended by more than 600 participants from academia and industry. The technical programme counted approximately 450 technical papers scheduled into 8 parallel tracks and 4 plenary poster sessions. Full conference proceedings will be published digitally and submitted for reference in the ISI Web of Science. A single registration will grant access to both the ISMA and the USD conference.

For more information, see the meeting website or contact the ISMA Conference secretary, Mrs. L. Notré


Workshop on « Dedicated manufacturing and experimental techniques for acoustic metamaterials and acoustic treatments »

DENORMS Action’s third Workshop on “Dedicated manufacturing and experimental techniques for acoustic metamaterials and acoustic treatments” will take place from 5th to 7th February 2018 in Leuven (Belgium), co-organised by KU Leuven and Siemens Industry Software NV.

In this occasion, leading experts will share their knowledge with other researchers, PhD students, young scientists and engineers from all across Europe. Three sessions, each introduced by a plenary lecture, are proposed:

  • Psychoacoustics of metamaterials and acoustic treatments
  • Experimental techniques for testing metamaterials and vibro-acoustic treatments
  • Manufacturing techniques for acoustic and mechanical metamaterials

Three Working Group meeting will be held in the framework of the Workshop.

For more information, see the Workshop flyer and agenda.

Registration and abstract submission

Abstract/poster submission is closed! 

Registration is closed!

Travel and accommodation

Participants are expected to arrange their own travel and accommodation. 25 individual rooms have been pre-booked at Ibis budget (near the train station) at a preferential rate of EUR 67.45 per room, per night incl. breakfast. Guests can book individually by phone, email or fax (see reservation form) giving the name « DENORMS 2018 ». The local organisers also recommand Leuven’s Irish college (no preferential rate) or La Royale (near the train station), Hotel Mille colonnes (near the train station) and Hotel industrie (near the train station). To share/discuss with other participants, you can use the event’s Facebook page.

A contribution to the travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be available for participants who are presenting an abstract during the Workshop: 100 EUR per night (3 nights maximum), 18 EUR per meal, reimbursement of the transport (most economic way of transport). Priority will be given to PhD students and Early Career Investigators (i.e. researcher whose career spun less than 8 years since the date of the PhD).

Organising Committee

Jean-Philippe Groby (DENORMS Chair)
Olga Umnova (DENORMS Vice-Chair)
Nicolas Dauchez (Working Group 2 Co-Leader)
Monika Rychtarikova (Working Group 2 Co-Leader)
Pauline Rasera (DENORMS Grant manager)
Laurent De Ryck (Siemens Industry Software NV)
Jacques Cuenca (Siemens Industry Software NV)
Elke Deckers (KU Leuven)
Christ Glorieux (KU Leuven)

Scientific Committee

Elke Deckers (KU Leuven/PMA, Belgium)
Laurent de Ryck (Siemens Industry Software NV, Belgium)
Wim Desmet  (KU Leuven/PMA, Belgium)
Christ Glorieux  (KU Leuven/FYS, Belgium)
Bert Roozen  (KU Leuven/FYS, Belgium)
Monika Rychtarikova (KU Leuven/BWK, Belgium)
Kristian Jambrosic (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Nicolas Dauchez (UTC Compiègne, France)
Henry Rice (Trinity College, Ireland)
Chiara Scrosati (ITC CNR, Italy)
Jesus Carbajo (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Bruce Drinkwater (University of Bristol, UK)
Steven Cummer (Duke University, UK)